It's nearly the end of the Fall/Winter season and I need a change. Which is another way of saying that I'm tired of the clothes in my rotation.
Now, this doesn't necessarily make a lot of sense. Some of the clothes I'm bored with have been worn hardly at all. But I'm tired of looking at them, and new neckties don't help.
By that I mean that the best way I've found to stave off ennui is to add a couple of neckties and/or pocket squares periodically. Ironically, when a man stops wearing neckties he gives up the most cost-effective way to add new choices to his wardrobe.
But new neckties haven't been enough lately. So I'm thinking about the stuff that's put away for the season. Remembering how good it felt to wear a linen suit in the tropics in January. And peering into the storage bags to see what strikes me as appropriate for April.
As thought translates into action, I'm starting to take out Spring and summer clothes before, strictly speaking, the temperature warrants it. It's still too cool for tropical weights but 10 ounce worsteds are wearable, which means they can replace my warmest flannels.
The summer things and a few acquisitions will delay the onset of boredom until one day this coming August. That's roughly when I'll find myself wishing for a cool rainy day that will let me wear some tweed.